On January 25th, 2012, the Saanich Board of Trustees approved the creation of the Institute for Global Solutions (IGS) program. The IGS, a first in British Columbia, is more than an academic offering. It’s an entirely new way of thinking.

The institute, which launched in September 2012 at Claremont Secondary School in SD63, is an innovative program intended to encourage students to explore pressing global challenges. The project-based curriculum is designed to equip students with tools and experiences to address the unprecedented environmental and humanitarian challenges of the 21st century – from poverty reduction to food production and urbanization to sustainable energy.